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  • Operation American Spring to hit D.C. to oust Obama, Biden, Boehner, Holder

    05/14/2014 3:55:47 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A group of self-described revolutionary-style patriots with a million mobilized militia members are heading to downtown Washington, D.C., this week to bring a simple message to political leadership, from President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner: Get out. Theyre called the Operation American Spring and theyre vowing to oust the likes of Mr. Obama, Mr. Boehner, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Raw Story reported.
  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    04/19/2014 3:27:33 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2014 | JAVIER CORDOBA
    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid." Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared that day in a miracle that cleared the way for the late pope to be declared a saint on April 27 in a ceremony at the Vatican where Mora will be a guest...
  • Spring ahead: 2014 Daylight Saving Time means time to turn the clocks forward.

    03/07/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    ABC News Tampa Bay ^ | 3/6/2014 | Gregg Burrage
    The warm weather across the Tampa Bay area is a sure reminder that the Spring is right around the corner. Along with nice weather, it's also time for longer days. Daylight Saving Time is quickly coming for 2014. Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time, or DST for short, begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. For 2014, that means it is time to 'spring ahead' this weekend. This Saturday night, Tampa Bay area residents need to change their clocks. March 9 is the second Sunday in March this year, so at 2:00 Sunday...
  • Operation American Spring: General & Colonel Call For a Massive March on Washington

    01/05/2014 2:46:37 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 4, 2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Today started like any other day for me: take the terrorist princess outside, get a cup of coffee, and sit down to peruse the news while checking email. After seeing a news post about the Obama administration using two executive orders that will determine who in this country will or will not be allowed to purchase guns, I became infuriated and decided to turn to my email. Yesterday, I had received a tag about an interesting event scheduled for May 16, 2014; however, I had a hard time trying to fathom it so I began my research. Little did I...
  • Egypts Mohammed Morsi to stand trial for 'acts of violence'

    09/01/2013 1:25:12 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | September 1, 2013 | Rooters
    Deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence, a state prosecutor decided on Sunday, an escalation of the army-backed authorities crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood. The prosecutor, Hesham Barakat, referred Morsi and 14 other Brotherhood members to a Cairo criminal court on charges of committing acts of violence, and inciting killing and thuggery, the state news agency reported.
  • Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak (Retrofit parts gone bad.. what else is new?)

    07/20/2013 9:04:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/19/13 | Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross
    While broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are commanding everyone's attention, Caltrans has another problem on its hands - 96 seismic shock absorbers on the western span, some of which began leaking lubricant just three years after they were installed. The estimated cost of the fix - $13 million. And, like the brittle bolts on the eastern span, there are questions as to whether Caltrans ordered the right shocks - or dampers, as they are known - in the first place. The dampers are located between the bridge towers just below the roadway, and are...
  • Groundhog Day 2013-Early Spring Predicted

    02/02/2013 5:25:46 AM PST · by Gefn · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | ABC News
    An early spring is on the way, according to groundhog "Punxsutawney Phil." When the Pennsylvania groundhog emerged from his dwelling at Gobbler's Knob Saturday morning, he did not see his shadow. "And so ye faithful, there is no shadow to see, an early Spring for you and me," proclaimed Bob Roberts, one of Phil's handlers.

    09/13/2012 4:22:23 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 159 replies
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a man the Associated Press tracked down on Wednesday, has been identified by U.S. federal authorities as the key figure behind the incendiary Innocence Of Muslims, the news agencyreports, citing a federal law enforcement official..... The U.S. government is tracking down a filmmaker for making a video that criticizes Islam.
  • Arab Spring run amok: 'Brotherhood' starts crucifixions Opponents of Egypt's Muslim president

    08/17/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8/16/12 | Michael Carl
    The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi. Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives, crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.
  • IDF Trains for Arab Spring' in Judea and Samaria

    07/23/2012 12:08:20 AM PDT · by Nachum
    inn ^ | 7/22/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A large-scale IDF exercise in Judea and Samaria, the first in three years, is preparing soldiers in the Menashe Brigade for a possible "Arab Spring" rebellion. The brigade is based near Jenin, located in central Samaria between the Mediterranean Coast and the Jordan River. The drill tested main scenarios of a potential violent escalation in the region, including terrorist attacks on a local road, terrorists infiltrating a community and killing civilians, abduction of soldiers, numerous explosives set on a fence and more, military spokesmen reported on the IDF Website. Forces from the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), Israeli Police, Israeli emergency...
  • Egyptian Military Council Warns New Islamist President

    07/09/2012 2:59:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/12 | Chana Yaar
    Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has reminded the president-elect, Mohamed Mursi, of its own powerful position in the country. The military issued a statement saying it expects all state institutions to respect the constitution a barely-disguised warning to the newly-elected Muslim Brotherhood member. The move followed a decision by Mursi to revoke the military council's executive order which last month dissolved the Islamist-majority parliament. The dissolution had been backed by a June 14 Supreme Court ruling that said a third of the legislators were elected illegally. On Monday, Egypt's highest court said that its rulings are...
  • Biden Praises Arab Spring on Same Day Egypt Dissolves Its Parliament

    06/14/2012 3:44:39 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Patrick Burke
    Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a high school commencement ceremony in Virginia on Thursday, called the Arab Spring a democratic movement--on the same day that the Egyptian high court nullified the Islamist majority parliament and the Egyptian military assumed control of the legislature. The democratic movement that swept across the Middle East, the so called Arab Spring, began when a lowly fruit vendor set himself ablaze to protest a corrupt government, igniting a confrontation magnified by social media that literally set off a revolution that was waiting to happen for well over 200 years, Biden said in his speech...
  • How Occupy Wall Street plans to spring back to action (after awfully cold global warming winter)

    03/31/2012 3:36:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/30/12 | Gloria Goodale
    How Occupy Wall Street plans to spring back to actionBy Gloria Goodale | Christian Science Monitor 23 hrs ago **SNIP** Dubbed National Occupy Washington (NOW), the event began with a march on the Environmental Protection Agency accompanied by a brace of alpacas, a large polar bear, and a even larger blow-up of planet Earth. **SNIP** We are preparing to give people the skills and training they need for longer and more powerful involvement, he says, adding, the tents were just a tactic, not the purpose of this movement.
  • Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 4 ~ Feb. 17, 2012 ~ Spring Projects

    02/17/2012 9:33:34 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 4 ~ Feb. 17, 2012 ~ Spring Projects Launching ~ Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 1 ~ Jan. 27, 2012 Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 2 ~ Feb 3, 2012 ~ Off Season Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 3 ~ Feb. 10, 2012 ~ Boat TransportationLast weeks thread had 23 posts, including boat transportation sources and recommendations. With Spring in the air and the boating season around the corner, what is everyone doing to prepare? This week I have been busy helping clients either prep their boats to sell or get...
  • Panetta believes Israel will attack Iran this spring'

    02/02/2012 12:45:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/2/12 | Yaakov Katz
    US secretary of defense is concerned Israel will launch an attack before Iran enters so-called "immunity zone" when military strike won't bust Iran's nuclear facilities, 'Washington Post' reports. United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta believes that Israel will attack Iran in April, May or June, the Washington Post reported Thursday. According to the report, written by the papers senior opinion writer David Ignatius, Panetta is concerned that Israel will launch an attack before Iran enters the so-called immunity zone when its nuclear facilities will be heavily fortified and a military strike will no longer succeed.
  • Ban Ki-Moon: All Hail the Arab Spring UN Sec.-Gen. in Israel, says turmoil is "inevitable evolution

    02/02/2012 12:28:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/12 | Gil Ronen
    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called upon Israelis to be happy about the Islamist rebellion tearing through the Middle East. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference Thursday, Ban said: "The storms of the Arab Spring are indeed sweeping the region. Change keeps coming, with blinding and often bewildering speed. Some in Israel and elsewhere view these events with concern. One year later, they say that the Arab Spring has failed; that these dramatic transformations have moved the Middle East backward, not forward. "Others fear new governments will emerge that are unfriendly to Israel. Understandably, they point to the conflict in...
  • 74 killed in clashes after Egypt match

    02/02/2012 6:51:36 AM PST · by trotskylvalia · 4 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/2/12 | AP
    The clashes and ensuing stampede did not appear to be directly linked to the political turmoil in Egypt, but the violence raised fresh concerns about the ability of the state police to manage crowds. Most of the hundreds of black-uniformed police with helmets and shields stood in lines and - DID NOTHING - as soccer fans chased each other, some wielding "Sharp Objects"... and others hurling sticks and rocks.
  • Study: Anti-Semitism In Middle East Has Become More Violent And Extreme Since Arab Spring Began

    01/22/2012 10:37:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/22/12 | zip
    No surprise. (JPost) There has been an increase in anti-Semitism in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring, according to a report set for release on Sunday. That is the finding of the study Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein is to submit to the government. [While] the popular uprisings in the Arab world do not represent a general change in attitude towards Israel, Zionism and the Jews it seems the anti-Semitic discourse and incitement have become more extreme and violent, the report, which was written by scholars at the Kantor Center for the...
  • Syria's Future Leaders: Israel Likely to Remain an Enemy

    12/31/2011 2:04:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/11 | David Lev
    Syria's opposition groups are getting ready for the day after the fall of the Assad regime, and are anticipating a new, democratic regime. But some things are unlikely to change; Syria's likely future leaders still consider Israel an enemy, and will continue to demand Israel's withdrawal from the Golan Heights. The two largest opposition groups in the country, the Syrian National Council and the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria (NCB), signed an agreement to establish a a transitional government that would guarantee the rights of all citizens, hold parliamentary elections, and draft a constitution that guarantees a...
  • Islamist party sweeps Tunisian vote

    10/28/2011 9:13:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | October 28, 2011 | Mariette le Roux
    A Tunisian Islamist party has emerged victorious in the Arab Spring's first elections, taking 41.47 per cent of votes cast nine months after the ouster of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali... The Islamist Ennahda party now has the single-biggest share of the assembly that will rewrite the constitution, appoint a president and form a caretaker government, elections chief Kamel Jendoubi told journalists in Tunis. He also announced the invalidation of six candidates' lists of the Petition for Justice and Development, including one in Sidi Bouzid, notably due to "financial irregularities". ... The provisional results put two leftist parties in...
  • Egyptian prisoner tortured to death, activists say

    10/29/2011 4:30:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/28/11 | Ingy Hassieb
    Rights activists and protesters paraded through Cairos streets on Friday bearing the coffin of a young man they said had been tortured to death in a maximum security prison, calling his treatment evidence that abuses are continuing at the hands of security forces more than nine months after Egypts revolution. Essam Atta, 24, was killed Thursday after he was caught with a cellphone, relatives said. They said one of his cellmates had told them guards inserted hoses into Attas mouth and anus and forced in water and soap, causing vomiting and bleeding. Protesters likened the alleged incident to the abuses,...
  • Protest time: Support the Occupy Wall Street movement and a new American Spring (gag)

    10/04/2011 4:37:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/11 | Brent Budowsky
    Protest time: Support the Occupy Wall Street movement and a new American SpringBy Brent Budowsky - 10/03/11 09:45 AM ET I propose that the entire liberal, labor, civil rights, equal rights, environmental, pay equity and women's movements put their full force behind the Occupy Wall Street movement and its new counterpart in Washington. In recent months I have been calling for major marches for powerful change. I believe this new surge of all-American protest could be the beginning of a new American Spring that could rejuvenate the progressive and populist movements and win majority support throughout the nation. The Occupy...
  • Fighter Jets Escort Flight to JFK After Passengers Refuse to Leave Bathroom (Muslims?)

    09/11/2011 2:14:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 97 replies
    WNBC New York ^ | 9/11/11 | Jonathan Dienst
    Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a flight from Los Angeles to John F. Kennedy Airport Sunday afternoon after three passengers refused to come out of a bathroom. The flight landed safely after 4 p.m. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that it was "notified of passengers allegedly behaving suspiciously" onboard the flight at about 3 p.m., and that the jets were scrambled "out of an abundance of caution." "Law enforcement met the flight and will interview passengers," the TSA said. The passengers on American Airlines Flight 34 went into a bathroom and were "not compliant,"...
  • If Saddam Hussein were still in power, this year's Arab uprisings could never have happened

    08/21/2011 1:55:35 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | March 28, 2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    The Iraq Effect If Saddam Hussein were still in power, this year's Arab uprisings could never have happened. By Christopher Hitchens Posted Monday, March 28, 2011, at 12:32 PM ET Can anyone imagine how the Arab spring would have played out if a keystone Arab state, oil-rich and heavily armed with a track record of intervention in its neighbors' affairs and a history of all-out mass repression against its own civilians, were still the private property of a sadistic crime family? As it is, to have had Iraq on the other scale from the outset has been an unnoticed and...
  • Annals of the Arab Spring: Obama Administration Backs Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

    08/18/2011 4:12:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/18/11 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Before running off on his latest vacation, at the conclusion of his three-day, publicly-funded campaign swing, President Obama boldly called for Bashar al-Assad to step down in the midst of what is the Iran-backed Syrian presidents brutal, months long repression of his opposition, a campaign in which thousands have been killed and are missing. As John Bolton observes, calling on Assad to step down doesnt tell us what Mr. Obama is prepared to do to make that happen. John suggests that the answer is nothing, and that this will expose the U.S. to the charge of just being a...
  • As the world burns

    08/11/2011 4:08:09 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 3 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | August 11, 2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    After Climategate cooled the fire of manmade global warming, Al Gore kept himself pretty much out of the limelight, until last week, when he suggested that we put together anAmerican Spring. After hearing this, my friend Dmitry shot off an email in his typical, sarcastic style, saying, I am so delighted to learn about Al Gores proposal for an American Spring a sequel to the original Arabone! I wonder if he has any candidates for the role ofLara Logan, who was rapedby a cheering Arab mob.
  • Arab Spring Egypt Now Has a Nazi Party

    05/26/2011 5:09:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/26/11 | Jim Hoft
    Egyptian protesters carried Mubarak Hitler signs a couple of months ago. Now theres a Nazi party. Wasnt Barack Obama just comparing himself to Reagan or Thatcher, or something? Hes more like the anti-Reagan. Where once was a pro-American ally, now theres a Nazi party. Good grief. The Jerusalem Post reported, via Lucianne: A group of Egyptian political activists have announced plans to set up a local version of the Nazi party, an Egyptian newspaper reported on Thursday. Citing a leftist Egyptian news portal, the Al-Masry Al-Youm daily said that the partys founding deputy is a former military official, and that...
  • Cherry Blossom parade might be nixed if there's a shutdown

    04/06/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Cherry Blossom parade might be nixed if there's a shutdown By Michael O'Brien - 04/06/11 12:38 PM ET The National Cherry Blossom Parade may not take place if there is a government shutdown, the Obama administration cautioned Wednesday. Among the government operations and services that could be closed would be national parks, which includes the site of Saturday's parade in Washington, D.C. A senior administration official singled out the parade during a conference call Wednesday morning hosted by the Office of Management and Budget. Federal agencies have sought to identify which employees and services would be furloughed if lawmakers can't...
  • Springtime in an English garden To cultivate a garden is to walk with God

    03/23/2011 7:51:24 AM PDT · by sussex · 11 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    It is remarkable that since Nymans Garden was created in 1890 it has seen only three Head Gardeners: James Comber from 1895-1953; Cecil Nice, who began working at Nymans in 1924 and succeeded James Comber as Head Gardener in 1953; and currently David Masters, who took over when Cecil retired in 1980. Who cannot envy those three men for as we walked around those beautiful grounds we felt certain that Christian Bovee was right when he said to cultivate a garden is to walk with God
  • Thank God... a Sign of Spring!

    02/16/2011 12:11:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    We already have deer frolicking about in the yard... Shouldn't be long now, kids- lolHang in there!More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Imperial Adjustments

    06/02/2010 11:56:16 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies · 323+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: May 27, 2010 | By KUMIKO MAKIHARA
    TOKYO The drizzly weather didnt dampen the excitement at the annual spring imperial party last month as the royal family strolled along Tokyos Akasaka Palace grounds. Mao Asada, the Olympic figure skating silver medalist, was so overwhelmed when Emperor Akihito spoke to her that she managed only to repeatedly reply yes, and thank you very much. It was a typical reaction that shows the magnetic hold the emperor and empress have over the Japanese people. Missing as usual from the festivities was Crown Princess Masako who suffers from a stress-related disorder that causes anxiety and distress and only occasionally...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 9-15, 2010: The [Endangered] Witch's Well of Tuhala

    05/13/2010 8:51:07 PM PDT · by cogitator · 2 replies · 532+ views
    Flickr ^ | April 10, 2010 | Tiina Gill
    OK, I admit, I found out about this place because economic development -- in this case, limestone quarries to supply gravel for roads -- threatens this unique geological and hydrological site/phenomenon/tourist attraction. And I guess it does bug me when something of national (indeed, international) geological, hydrological, historical, and traditional value can be so undervalued. So, I provide the basic setting, read the links in the comment if you want. The Witch's Well in the Northern Estonia karst area is in reality a karst spring that starts gushing forth during the spring floods when the underground Tuhala River can no...
  • S. Korea: Cold snap wilts crops, inflates market prices

    05/01/2010 6:53:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 422+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 04/30/10
    Cold snap wilts crops, inflates market prices April 30, 2010 Discarded watermelons ruined by the unusually cold weather and lack of sunshine are piled next to a greenhouse in Haman, South Gyeongsang, while rain drizzles on Wednesday. [YONHAP] Baby, its cold outside. And thats why youre spending more at the fruit, vegetable and fish markets. Although the temperature yesterday was up a bit, Thursdays high in Seoul, 7.8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit), was a record low for that date. The previous record for a cold day in April was 10.1 degrees in 1962. It even snowed in Gangwon yesterday....
  • Excessive-cleanliness-may-boost-allergies

    04/15/2010 10:42:31 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 25 replies · 702+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    Put away the hand sanitizer. It's not necessarily the grime, dust bunnies, cat dander or pollen causing those miserable springtime allergies. The culprit actually may be too much cleanliness.
  • Flurries fall, temps near freezing across Dallas area -- (More Global Warming hits Texas)

    03/20/2010 11:11:34 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 31 replies · 863+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 21, 2010 | IAN McCANN
    Moderate snowfall fell Saturday night throughout the Dallas area, and a winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. With the temperature inching toward freezing, area roads figure to be slick overnight and early Sunday.
  • Happy Norooz!

    03/20/2010 12:32:43 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 70 replies · 1,480+ views
    FarsiNet ^ | 3/20/2010
    Nowruz 2569 (1389) will begin on: با شادباش نوروز - تحويل سال نوتحويل سال نو ۲۵۶۹ - ساعت ۹ و ۲ دقيقه و ۰۰ ثانيه بعد از ظهر شنبه اول فروردين ۱۳۸۹ در ايران Tehran: Saturday:      09:02:00 PM      March 20, 2010 New York: Saturday 01:32:00 PM March 20, 2010 Chicago: Saturday 12:32:00 PM March 20, 2010 Denver: Saturday 11:32:00 AM March 20, 2010 Los Angeles:      Saturday 10:32:00 AM March 20, 2010 London: Saturday 05:32:00 PM March 20, 2010 Paris: Saturday 06:32:00 PM March 20, 2010 Rome: Saturday 06:32:00 PM March 20, 2010 Berlin: Saturday 06:32:00 PM March 20, 2010 Athens:...
  • Snow storm strikes Plains on first day of spring

    03/20/2010 1:15:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 497+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/10 | Murray Evans - ap
    NORMAN, Okla. A powerful storm began blowing through Oklahoma and the southern Plains on the first day of spring Saturday, bringing heavy snow and strong winds a day after temperatures reached into the 70s. Officials said gusts of up to 40 mph could create drifts of blowing snow and blizzard conditions in what the National Weather Service called "a potentially life-threatening" storm. The weather could also affect attendance at men's and women's NCAA tournament games this weekend in Oklahoma City and Norman. "I'm not going to risk getting myself killed going down I-35," said Kansas State fan John Blankenship...
  • Whew, DC Tidal Basin Cherry Trees Survived Snowmageddon, Ready for Fest

    03/06/2010 8:37:05 PM PST · by HokieMom · 21 replies · 569+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2010 | Joseph Weber
    The 3,750 cherry blossom trees that line the Tidal Basin and surrounding national parks in Washington, D.C., survived winter blizzards and will again bloom during the peak tourist season, according to the National Park Service. Agency horticulturalist Rob Defeo says only four or five trees were destroyed and that crews are working seven days a week to prepare for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs from March 27 to April 11. The damage is nothing we haven't seen in 90-plus years," he said. "I guarantee you, by the time the festival comes around, you won't even know there was...
  • Spring & Severe Weather Outlook 2010

    02/25/2010 1:32:24 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 4 replies · 802+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 2/25/10 | Dale Bader
    I have provided the Spring and Severe Weather Outlook in today's blog post. Also, I would like to thank those of you who have read my blog this year and commented. I realize some of you are having trouble reading the text due to the graphic background. I will be working to fix this issue and hope to make it easier on everyone's eyes soon. I did not realize the issue because it is not evident when I few it through firefox at the settings I have my browser set at but I took a look and saw the issue...
  • Almost summer? East wonders 'who'll stop the rain'

    06/18/2009 1:37:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 1,093+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 18, 2009 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mud season has been extended. From North Dakota to Long Island, rain after rain after rain has dampened spirits and swamped roads. Picnics and kids' baseball games have been washed out, rescheduled and rained out again. Big-time sports, too. In Farmingdale, N.Y., Tiger Woods' defense of the U.S. Open championship was delayed Thursday as rain pelted an already soaked course and postponed most of the first round until Friday. "Where's my canoe," England's Ian Poulter wrote on his Twitter feed. In Bismarck, N.D., heavy rain swamped streets, stressed storm sewers and stalled vehicles. Roads were shut down,...
  • For the contiguous United States 36th coolest April on record

    05/11/2009 12:59:19 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 15 replies · 752+ views
    For the contiguous United States, the average temperature for April was 51.2F (10.7C), which was 0.8F (0.5C) below the 20th century mean and ranked as the 36th coolest April on record, based on preliminary data.
  • Sick Clinton cancels appointments (No, it's not the swine flu. allergies.)

    05/04/2009 9:31:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,720+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton canceled her appointments Monday laid low by her allergies, an official said, stressing she was not suffering from swine flu. "She does not have the flu, just a bit under the weather," said State Department spokesman Robert Wood. "She will be back tomorrow. She is suffering from allergies."

    04/13/2009 12:16:42 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies · 559+ views
    SELF | April 13, 2009 | swampsniper
    The annual garden club show is this coming weekend, at the St. John's County Agriculture Center. Things are looking good up there, the volunteer crew is putting on the finishing touches. It's early, lot's more good stuff still to come. Only one Magnolia is in bloom now, it's a little tree, but it sure is trying hard!
  • White Sox Cancel Monday's Game

    04/05/2009 8:14:21 PM PDT · by uptoolate · 24 replies · 1,256+ views
    CBS2Chicago.com ^ | Apr 5, 2009 9:19 pm US/Central | Pamela Jones
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― The Chicago White Sox announced Sunday evening it has canceled Monday's season opener against the Kansas City Royals because of inclement weather. The White Sox postponed Monday's 1:05 p.m. game because of forecasted snow, cold and high winds, according to a release from the team. The game is rescheduled for 1:05 p.m. Tuesday. All opening day festivities will still take place Tuesday, the release said. One can see why the event was cancelled. It's really coming down at U.S. Cellular Field Sunday night. And the gloomy, cold weather is dampening the spirits of a lot of White...
  • Palm Sunday Snow Storm Covers Central and Western Nebraska

    04/05/2009 8:29:45 AM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 680+ views
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  • Wake Up, It's Spring!

    04/05/2009 3:37:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies · 742+ views
    SELF | April 05, 2009 | swampsniper
    The ponds are brimming, green is showing up all over, the birds are nesting, give thanks, Spring is here! My yard crew was busy yesterday, I tested a new camera on them. I finally moved up to a DSLR, A SONY A-200. I'll just eat a lot of beans and rice this month to pay for it, LOL
  • Freeper Gardeners ---- How to tell you're a compulsive gardener

    04/03/2009 7:21:12 AM PDT · by Gabz · 109 replies · 2,129+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 9, 2008 | Jo Ann M. Hofheimer
    How to tell you're a compulsive gardener 1. When stuck in traffic, you want to weed the median strip. 2. On a walk in the neighborhood, you look at the plants so much that you trip on the sidewalk. 3. You find yourself worrying about your neighbor's plants. Especially when your neighbor is doing something stupid. 4. You are tempted to adopt those straggly, mishandled plants at the garden center because you think you can give them a good home. 5. You want to collect seeds from half the vegetables you eat. 6. You find yourself pruning, pruning, pruning because...
  • Preston's 30 inches of snow likely the new record

    03/31/2009 9:26:59 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 3/30/09 | Kathy Hanks
    Preston will most probably be the state record holder for the weekend's snowfall with 30 inches reported, says state climatologist Mary Knapp. But it won't be official until the end of April. Knapp is still checking her numbers and is busy conferring with the National Weather Service, as well as searching through weather data to aid in the confirmation. "We still are waiting for reports from stations that might not have gotten through yet," she said. However, by the end of April, they should have it settled. When it comes to snowfall, "people will be arguing forever on what the...
  • Climate speeds Japan's cherry blossom season

    03/27/2009 1:01:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 625+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/09 | Patrice Novotny
    TOKYO (AFP) Japan's celebrated cherry blossom, which for millions heralds the start of spring, is under threat from climate change, according to experts, who say warmer weather is causing early flowering. Cherry blossom season officially began in Tokyo this year on March 21 -- five days ahead of schedule and a full week earlier than the average for the last 30 years of the 20th century. Far from being a freak occurrence, the phenomenon of early blossoming has been happening for several years, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). Traditionally, the first sakura -- cherry tree -- flowers...
  • The Weird Ways Animals Tell Us Spring Is Here

    03/23/2009 11:48:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies · 785+ views
    findingdulcinea.com/news/science ^ | March 23, 2009 | Haley A. Lovett
    Whether it is toads blocking roads, salamander love songs, or a groundhog overcoming his shadow, many animals have unique ways of welcoming spring. How Birds, Toads, Groundhogs and Salamanders Start Spring Most people are familiar with the ritual of Groundhog Day; since 1887, every Feb. 2, Americans wait eagerly to learn if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow, which tells us if well have six more weeks of winter, or if spring will come early. According to legend, Phil was chosen because he is the same groundhog used during the first Groundhog Day, and will live on forever. Early February...